Orthopaedic Simulation Workshop @ RNSH – Dr Andrew Sefton

On Friday we had our first, of hopefully many, orthopaedic simulation workshops at the Surgical Skills Centre aimed at training our junior doctors and developing their orthopaedic basic surgical skills in a low stress, supported and safe environment. 

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Personal protective equipment in the operating theatre – COVID-19 pandemic decision support tool

NSW Health has released a COVID-19 pandemic decision support tool (1). ​​​​ This decision support tool has been developed for healthcare workers in the operating theatre environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and should be read in conjunction with the Principles for Resuming Elective Surgery​

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Quote of the Day

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca the Younger

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control – Guide for correct sterile surgical gown selection – NSW Health

The Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission have partnered with clinicians to develop a guide to assist health workers to select the most appropriate gown for each surgery or aseptic procedure and minimise the risk of exposure to blood, body and irrigation fluids/substances. This guide is available on the NSW Health website (1). …

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RACS Guidelines on the Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19

Guidelines on the “Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19” is now available on the RACS website (1). This rapid review aims to evaluate the literature surrounding the clinical, laboratory and radiological methods that can contribute towards the diagnosis of SARS-Cov-2 —for the purpose of producing evidence-based guidance for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

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Operating theatre staff thank Dr John Vandervord for 40 years of service to RNSH.

Friday the 26th of June was Associate Professor John Vandervords last operating day at RNSH. A small celebration was held to celebrate his almost 40 years of service to the hospital.